I know I still owe you a race report from Ironman Louisville. I honestly haven't had any time at all to work on it. I want to make sure I have enough time to sit down and do it justice. You'll get it soon hopefully.
The focus of this past week has been recovery. I was pretty sore for a couple of days and going back to my office job prolonged the misery. My hips hated me for days due to sitting at a computer. My coworkers went above and beyond though. I returned to the office on Wednesday to cheers, decorations, potluck food day, and a gift certificate for a 90-minute massage. It was truly a great way to cap off the Ironman journey. I put the gift certificate to good use on Friday after work and have thoroughly enjoyed a long holiday weekend to ease back into a routine.
I still haven't exercised since Louisville, but I plan to break that streak tomorrow. I'm planning on hitting the gym after work to get in some weights and maybe a little elliptical time. I won't be able to get back into a real routine until late September because I have a lot of travel coming up the next 2 weeks. I do plan on taking some running shoes with me to Chicago, but I doubt I actually get the luxury of using them. I'm still trying to nurse this achilles back to full strength so running probably wouldn't be a good idea. I can always go for a walk though.
That's it for now. Sorry it's so brief. I just wanted to send out a quick update. I will get a race report together when I get a night free. I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend!